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The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)

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Critic Consensus: Aside from the unnecessary plot about a downed US spy satellite, there's not much difference between the movie and the TV show.

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Australia's high-impact answer to Marlin Perkins moves from the Animal Planet channel to the big screen in this wild and wooly comedy-drama. Conservationist and hyper-enthusiastic outdoorsman Steve Irwin (playing himself) and his wife and partner Terri (Terri Irwin) spend their days monitoring wildlife in the rugged plains of Australia, with Steve rarely passing up an opportunity to go head to head with a rambunctious animal who could seemingly kill him without breaking a sweat. Steve has learned that a rogue crocodile has been attacking the livestock of Brozzie Drewitt (Magda Szubanski), an eccentric rancher with no love for the big reptiles. Steve has decided to capture the troublesome crocodile and take it to safer waters, but as it turns out, the beast has been eating more than Brozzie's cattle -- the grapefruit-sized remnant of an American spy satellite has crashed to Earth in Australia, and the hungry crocodile has swallowed it whole. A pair of serious-minded but half-bright CIA agents, Vaughan (Kenneth Ransom) and Wheeler (Lachy Hulme), have been ordered to recover the satellite, which still has highly important data inside, and when they discover Steve has the croc with the satellite in its belly, they're convinced Steve and Terri are international spies, and they set out to wrestle the big critter away from him, which is no simple task. The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course was directed by John Stainton, who directed most of Irwin's television documentaries; Stainton reportedly never had Irwin read the script, so he would give a more naturalistic and spontaneous performance with the film's animal cast.

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Cast

Steve Irwin
as Himself
Terri Irwin
as Herself
Magda Szubanski
as Brozzie Drewitt
David Wenham
as Sam Flynn
Aden Young
as Ron Buckwhiler
Kenneth Ransom
as Robert Wheeler
Kate Beahan
as Jo Buckley
Steve Bastoni
as Deputy Director Reynolds
Steven Vidler
as Deputy Director Ansell
Alyson Standen
as Anne Milking
Alex Ruiz
as CIA Agent
David Franklin
as CIA Agent
Robert Coleby
as Dr. Weinberger
Kevin Hides
as Dr. Krug
Todd Levi
as Canberra Space Technician
Lachy Hulme
as Vaughan Archer
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Critic Reviews for The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (23)

Thankfully, the film, which skirts that rapidly deteriorating line between fantasy and reality ... takes a tongue-in-cheek attitude even as it pushes the Croc Hunter agenda.

Full Review… | December 16, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Huge, uncomplicated and unashamedly cheesy fun.

Full Review… | July 15, 2002
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Why, you may ask, why should you buy the movie milk when the TV cow is free? There's no good answer to that one.

July 14, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The daft thing is wild about wildlife.

Full Review… | July 13, 2002
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

When I say this movie's a charm, I'm really talking about [Steve] Irwin.

July 12, 2002
Washington Post
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A lightweight confection that delivers exactly what it promises.

Full Review… | July 12, 2002
Variety
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Audience Reviews for The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

Saw it as a kid, I remember enjoying it.

Bradley Wright
Bradley Wright

Super Reviewer

it's entertaining and also a big screen debut to the late steve irwin. it's full of fun, action, humor and steve with a croc. B

Juan Charqueno
Juan Charqueno

Super Reviewer

So cute. I love The Crocodile Hunter.

Rachel F
Rachel F

Super Reviewer

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